He came back to the Eagles, had his number retired, was honored with a spectacular going-out party at halftime of the Giants game, but now it finally feels like the Brian Dawkins closing ceremonies have officially come to an end:
He's been honored in a single by Reef the Lost Cauze.
For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Reef has been a staple of the local hip hop scene for much of the last decade. You may recognize him from his work with Army of the Pharaohs.
The song begins much as you'd expect, with audio of Dawkins screaming to his teammates before a game. Thing is, from there on out, it's really a lot less (read: kind of not at all) about No. 20, and a lot more about Reef, age 30, getting older.
As WXPN asks: "What does that mean, anyway – ten years of recording, seven LPs, numerous collaborations, and suddenly you’re an 'elder?'
Hit the widget below to listen to 'B. Dawk,' and catch Reef playing The Troc tonight.
<a href="http://music.dumhi.com/album/b-dawk-single-pack">B. Dawk (Single Pack) by Reef the Lost Cauze</a>
The Sixers on Friday announced that center Nerlens Noel will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his left knee to address an inflamed plica.
Noel appeared in the Sixers' first preaseason game, but has been sidelined since Oct. 6 because of a left groin strain.
While undergoing treatment, Noel reported left knee soreness, which led to the discovery of the inflamed plica.
Noel's status for the season opener on Oct. 26 was already in question, and knee surgery should officially rule him out. There is no timetable for his return.
No surgery for Bayless
The Sixers also announced that Jerryd Bayless' left wrist ligament injury will not require surgery.
Bayless, who has been a limited participant in training camp, will be reevaluated in two weeks.
The logam at the center position has dominated talk surrounding the Sixers as they approach the start of the 2016-17 season.
While a trade has yet to be made, Bovada believes there's a good chance two of the team's three young centers won't be in Philadelphia by season's end.
Bovada released their NBA player props for the upcoming NBA season Tuesday, listing Nerlens Noel (5/7) and Jahlil Okafor (8/5) as two of the league's favorites to be dealt before February's trade deadline. On the other hand, Noel's odds to not be dealt are even, while Okafor's odds to remain a Sixer past this season are 4/9.
Kings swingman Rudy Gay was between Noel and Okafor with the second-best odds to be traded at 5/9. Gay's teammate DeMarcus Cousins had the fourth-best odds at 3/1.
Bovada's over/under player props featured bets involving six different Sixers. Joel Embiid's rookie stat line was set at 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. In five preseason games, Embiid has averaged 11.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in just 14.4 minutes of action. If his limited preseason action is any indication, Embiid could certainly reach Bovada's averages once his minutes restriction comes off.
Here are the rest of the Sixers' over/under prop bets:
- Jahlil Okafor: 15 points, 6.5 rebounds
- Nerlens Noel: 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds
- Gerald Henderson: 10.5 points
- Robert Covington: 12.5 points
- Dario Saric: 5.0 rebounds